BlackBerry takes Facebook to court with patent suit

10 Marcha, 2018, 04:05 | Author: Misty Newman
  • New phone who dis

BlackBerry said Facebook and its companies developed "competing applications that improperly used BlackBerry's mobile messaging intellectual property".

However, Facebook General Counsel Paul Grewal dismissed the lawsuit as reflecting "the current state of [BlackBerry's] messaging business".

Facebook's Messenger platform allows users to play games with each other within the messaging service-a feature that Apple's Messages app also offers.

So, in order to raise some much-needed cash, BlackBerry is wielding patent infringement lawsuits against some of the biggest names in tech.

After largely getting out of the hardware business in 2013, CEO John S. Chen transitioned the company to focus on delivering secure software solutions for enterprise customers. In countries where text messaging charges were high, BBM was an attractive and popular tool for a short time, but the likes WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger soon outpaced it.

Could Blackberry shut down Facebook massenger over the new patent court case?

Now, it appears the company is looking for different ways to make money off there technology.

More news: In lawsuit over Trump's Twitter activity, judge suggests: Mute critics, don't block
More news: Palestinian killed in Israeli army clashes
More news: Tour de France victor Wiggins says doping report smears his reputation

Last year Qualcomm Inc agreed to pay BlackBerry $940 million (61 hundred crore INR) to resolve adjudication over royalty payments.

Facebook said in a statement that it intends to fight BlackBerry.

BlackBerry has asked the court to address Facebook's "unlawful use of BlackBerry's intellectual property", which could require the firm to dramatically overhaul, or even shut down its messaging apps.

"After the fall of the BlackBerry handset, the company is shifting to other revenue sources, including monetizing its patent assets", said Matt Larson, an analyst with Bloomberg Intelligence.

According to a CNET report, the lawsuit comes after "several years of dialogue" with the social network. Finally, despite Grewal's bullish statement above, it's possible Facebook will agree to some kind of patent-licensing agreement, as the company did when Yahoo sued it for patent infringement back in 2012. Now, the company has retreated into supplying software and services for corporate and government clients. He also said that since the Canadian firm has "abandoned its efforts to innovate", it is now trying to "tax the innovation of others".

Recomendado:



Popular

Summit Midstream Partners (SMLP) Price Target Cut to $19.00
Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors LP grew its holdings in shares of Summit Midstream Partners by 5.5% during the 4th quarter. It has underperformed by 19.43% the S&P500.The move comes after 9 months positive chart setup for the $550.42M company.

Phillies to play in first Major League Baseball game exclusively streamed on Facebook
As fans increasingly watch games online, social media companies have increased their focus on signing live-streaming sports deals. On April 4, the Phillies will face the Mets at Citi Field in the final game of a three-game divisional series.

La impresionante cifra que pedirá el PSG por Neymar
Asimismo el articulo revela que Neymar envió mensajes a ejecutivos y empleados del club con peso en el área deportiva. Todo esto antes de romperse el pie derecho y ser operado.

Repeal of Eighth 'will not lead to the spectre of late abortions'
There will be no late or full-term terminations under new abortion laws proposed by the government, Simon Harris has promised. The wording comes after a legal case was decided yesterday around the rights of the unborn.

Stephen Curry exits with tweaked ankle vs. Spurs, will not return
The Golden State Warriors will be without two-time MVP Stephen Curry for their two-game trip following his ankle injury. He went 5-of-8 from the field and 3-of-3 from the charity stripe, providing the Warriors with an inspired outing.

Eagles trade WR Torrey Smith to the Panthers
Worley will join fellow corners Sidney Jones , Ronald Darby , and Jalen Mills fighting for playing time. Philadelphia also acquired defensive end Michael Bennett in a trade earlier in the week.

McLaren BP23 will have a higher top speed than the F1
Codenamed BP23, the Hyper-GT will feature a three seat cockpit with a central driving position, just as the F1. That means that the BP23 will also manage to top the iconic McLaren F1 road auto .

Saudi Arabia and United Kingdom sign deals worth more than $2 billion
In a fiery exchange with opposition lawmakers in parliament on Wednesday, May defended Britain's links to Saudi Arabia . BAE said the signing was "a positive step towards agreeing a contract for our valued partner".

Tom Clancy's The Division 2 accidentally announced by Ubisoft
The Division 2 may not be around yet, but it has been confirmed and we are confident it must be just around the corner. The game lets players run and shoot their way through a detailed presentation of post-disaster New York City.

Con lluvias la mitad del país por frente frío 35
Viento débil de componente norte de 5 a 15 kilómetros por hora con rachas vespertinas a nocturnas de hasta 35 kilómetros por hora. Ambiente templado a lo largo del día viento de dirección variable de 20 a 30 km/h, con rachas superiores a 40 km/h en la región.